JT Aubrey’s 3-pointer with 17 seconds to go in Saturday’s Condor League game against Midland lifted Laguna Blanca past the Oaks in a 68-66 decision.
The Owls hadn’t led since the first quarter but used a healthy dose of 3-point shooting to finally regain the lead in the final seconds. Laguna Blanca as a team knocked down 14 shots from beyond the arc while Midland set the tone with 15 makes of its own from downtown.
Brandon Bickett scored 27 points for a Laguna-Blanca team high and accounted for seven of the team’s 14 three-balls.
Midland held a seven-point lead going into the fourth quarter that the Oaks could not hold on to. After Aubrey’s 3-pointer gave the Owls a one-point lead, Andrew Vignolo converted a free throw to complete the final score.